Labor Movement


DSA in Solidarity with West Virginia Teachers

Several DSA chapters show solidarity with West Virginia teachers.

March 03, 2018

Images from DSA facebook page

On February 22, West Virginia teachers began an illegal strike for better wages and health insurance. The governor refused to budge until Tuesday night, when he proposed a 5 percent raise and a "task force" to address the health insurance issue. The union leadership was quick to accept the deal, calling on teachers to go back to school on Thursday. However, on Wednesday, over a thousand teachers overtook the state congress and on Thursday and Friday districts were still closed.

Read a full interview with a West Virginia teacher here.


Teachers   /    Labor Movement   /    United States